Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town of Fairlee was chartered on September 5, 1761.  It was first settled in 1766. Fairlee originally included what is now the town of West Fairlee, which was split off as a separate town in 1797. Fairlee is home to Lake Morey, which claims to have the longest ice skating trail in the United States.[1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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The town under the cliff; a history of Fairlee, Vermont, by Philip G. Robinson (1957) - view digital version of book online.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Fairlee is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories
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1877 map of West Fairlee and Fairlee

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Fairlee. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orange County, website at this link.  

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Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1787-1952, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Fairlee, land records, 1843-1920, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Fairlee Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1998; indexes of births, marriages, deaths, 1776-1998 and Deeds, 1761-1856; index to deeds, 1761-1905.

Fairlee Town Clerk
75 Town Common Rd.
Fairlee, VT 05045
Phone:(802) 333-4363
Email: townclerk@fairleevt.org
Website: http://www.fairleevt.org/

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The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Fairlee Public Library
221 Route 5 N
P.O. Box 125
Fairlee VT 05045
Phone: (802) 333-4716
Email: fairlee.library@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fairleelibrary.com/

Fairlee Historical Society
P.O. Box 95
Fairlee, VT 05045
Phone: (802) 333-4363
Website: http://www.fairleevt.org/?page_id=288

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